The Royal Oak

36 Kirkgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 1PB, United Kingdom | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Ripon

    Polly's Adventures in York and Northumberland

    A travel blog entry by pollys.progress on Aug 11, 2014

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    ... stained windows, the best I have ever seen. They were even more beautiful with the sun shining through them. We decided to do the tower tour which was an extra £5 on top of the visitor fee. We climbed up 275 steps and 230 feet. The view from the top was quite something, you can see all across the city and out across the Yorkshire dales, we could even see the Kilburn White Horse carved on the hillside in the far distance. From our viewpoint we could ...

    The Tidal River Ouse

    A travel blog entry by clarecy on Jul 02, 2014

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    The one we have been waiting for! The Ouse has some reputation and needs to be treated with a great deal of respect. It is fast flowing, tidal and not very wide in places for a big river, which then emphasizes the speed of the flow.
    John and I go and have a look past the lock to see what is happening with the River and we don't like what we see! How many logs, branches and floating islands do ...

    Beale Lock to Selby

    A travel blog entry by clarecy on Jul 01, 2014

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    ... a "duck weed" issue on the Selby Canal but were surprised on how much there was and how green it was, it didn't look like there was a canal at all, under the luminous green covering.
    Selby is a very pleasant small town and we moored in the basin at the junction with the River Ouse, well placed for our for our early set off time with tide on the way up to York ...

    Castleford to Beale Lock

    A travel blog entry by clarecy on Jun 30, 2014

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    We are on the way again after a week at home. John and Vanessa join us at Lemonroyd Lock by the Marina and we head off on the second stage of our summer trip. First stop is Castleford to fill up with diesel, a simple process you might think, just like filling the car!!

    Not quite so easy on the boat.

    Two hours later after the chap at the Marina who was ...

    Epilogue

    A travel blog entry by nickandjo on May 11, 2014

    1 comment

    ... band was usually quite late in the evening (2145) and the pre recorded strict tempo music was rather dire in quality and mostly tangos, jives and sambas which we couldn’t do. However we intend to carry on with our lessons and will be better prepared for the challenges of the dance floor in the future. The lecture programme (Cunard Insights Programme) was excellent with in depth series of lectures on all sorts of things usually relevant to the areas we were ...